Must Know Facts About Vegan Cuisine

Vegan cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines recently. Mostly preferred for ethical reasons, vegan dishes offer also more advantages for health. Experts state that those adopting the vegan diet are healthier than those adopting a diet consisting of mainly meat. Although vegan diet is considered as a diet that is deficient in proteins, it is nothing of the kind. When the vegan diet is applied in a correct manner, the reduction of waist circumference and normalization of blood values are clearly visible. The sensation of lightness and spiritual peace crown it all. The plants and vegetables, growing under the sun, give life energy and happiness when consumed as food.


It has been demonstrated that the body weights of the vegans are closer to their ideal weights, when compared to those who are not vegan. So, what exactly is vegan diet and veganism? The vegan diet excludes not only meat and meat products, but all animal products, including eggs and dairy products. Adopted for ethical reasons, environmental conditions or health reasons, the vegan diet may have its own difficulties. Vegan cuisine is not very common in our country yet. So, eating out can sometimes be troublesome for vegans, since not every restaurant offers vegan dishes.


It is not possible to see the following foods in a vegan cuisine: Bovine, lamb, calf and pork meat, offal, horse and wild animal meat, poultry meat such as chicken, turkey, duck, quail and goose, all kinds of seafood such as fish, shrimp, squid, clam, mussel, crab, lobster and crayfish, all kinds of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, ice cream, cream and buttermilk, eggs produced by chicken, quail and fish, bee products such as honey, bee pollen and royal jelly, whey powder, casein, lactose, and animal products such as egg whites, gelatin, cysteine and fish-derived Omega-3 fatty acids.


The foods that should be in vegan cuisine can be listed as tofu, dried nuts and fruits, seeds such as hemp, chia and flax, calcium-containing plant milk, algae, whole grains, sprouted and fermented plant foods, fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits.

There are extremely delicious and satisfying options for those adopting the vegan diet. These can be prepared at home or preferred when eating out at restaurants offering a vegan menu.


A breakfast consisting of tofu, greens and vegetables, masala tea prepared with plant milk, quinoa salad, grilled vegetables, dishes blended with wild rice, lentils and spinach, oatmeal, wheat gluten (seitan), sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) containing plenty of probiotics, pastas made with lentil, bolognese sauce, smoothies prepared with plant milk, crepes made with chickpea flour, muffins prepared with flaxseed, fruits and dried nuts and fruits, noodles, baked and steamed vegetables, toasts with vegetables made with whole grain bread, hummus prepared with legumes, vegan sushi can be listed as vegan menus that can be prepared by creativity.


In order to get enough proteins and calcium in vegan diet, sufficient quantity and amount of lettuce, Chinese cabbage, black cabbage, mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, watercress, tofu, chickpeas, haricot beans and lentils, plant milk and fruit juices should be consumed. B12, one of the most important vitamins, is mostly found in animal foods. Therefore, B12 must be taken as a supplement.

Located in the unique geographical region of Mediterranean and Aegean, Barut Hotels is one of the hotels that stand out with its vegan cuisine. If you are a vegan, you can spend a light and peaceful vacation with delicious meals appealing to your taste and life philosophy at Barut Hotels.

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